Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Eh-NAY eh-NAH-tish nihn." (I am your Mommy) :-)

Guess what I've been trying to learn?

I've been using this.... try and learn a few phrases of this....

Let's just say that Amharic (the main language spoken in Ethiopia) is NOT an easy language. Thankfully the book comes with a CD, but it's still very difficult. I have signs with phrases and pronunciations all over the house. The funniest thing is... our girl may not even SPEAK Amharic! She may speak a tribal language and all this effort will be wasted. But oh, well. If you hear me walking around mumbling "Ah-meh-seh-guh NAH-loh" just say, "You're welcome."


Jenny said...

Hello! My name is Jenny and I learned of your blog through Amanda Geidl. My husband and I have just begun the adoption process for a little girl in Ethiopia through Children's Hope International. We are very excited:) We have 3 children right now. Two boys (ages 6 and 4) and a little girl who is 18 months. I'm excited about reading through your journey and I couldn't agree MORE... every Christian is called to adopt!!

Sohailah said...

You are so G-O-O-D. I am proud of you.


Anonymous said...

can you tell me how to say "family" in Amharic?

Selam! G'day! Hello!